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the campaigns. thanks for your time. guest: my pleasure. host: next, a look at the battleground state of iowa with a senior political writer, michael over. and we will check in with the iowa democratic chairman sue dvorsky, to look at democratic strategy is in that battleground state. we will be right back. >> we have a pretty simple proposition here. you can either embrace the kind of approach that congresswoman wilson has embraced. she signed this pledged to support the cut, cap, and balance program. that is a tea party approach to balancing the budget. it has no new revenues even for the wealthiest of americans. it is so draconian that would require deep cuts in social security and medicare over time. or we can embrace a balanced approach. that's what i support. i think we can go back to the kind of tax rates we had under the clinton administration when the upper income earners were doing well and the entire economy was growing. we will have to make some tough choices. a balanced approach is the only approach i believe will get us there. >> your rebuttal? >> it's amazing to me that you can
justices for rulings the partisans don't like. take iowa as the prime example. the state supreme court there is considered one of the fairest and most impartial in the country. justices are chosen on merit, through a non-partisan nominating process long respected by both parties. but two years ago, iowa conservatives knocked off the bench three state supreme court justices who were part of a unanimous decision upholding same sex marriage on constitutional grounds. now those conservatives are trying to remove a fourth justice who had joined in that decision. >>> iowa voters made history last election holding activist supreme court judges accountable for ignoring our will and imposing gay marriage. now we must hold david wiggins accountable for redefining marriage and legislating from the bench. only 63% of his peers support his retention. in school, that's a d minus. if david wiggins can impose his liberal values and redefine marriage, many of our iowa traditions and rights are at risk. hold david wiggins accountable. vote no on wiggins. >> although that ad refers to "our iowa tradition
story now on the growing role of money in the election of judges. in iowa, the governor appoints a supreme court justice and then, later, the people vote on whether to retain that justice. in 2010, a group of christian conservatives organized a million-dollar ad campaign targeting three supreme court justices who had voted to allow same-sex marriage. the lobbyists won, raising the question, in iowa and elsewhere. if justices have to depend on campaign donations, can they remain fair and impartial in court? >> reporter: this was the family leadership summit in august on the outskirts of des moines, iowa. for christian conservatives from throughout the state and from as far away as alaska, this was the place to be. the hot subject of this day was judicial restraint. listen to former republican presidential candidate rick santorum. >> we need to make it very, very clear what our values are, and that they are not to have elitist judges rule from on high and tell us that we have to fundamentally change who we are as americans, and that's what this is about. >> reporter: what this was
the only place to go. >> live coverage for the iowa 4th district u.s. house seat. steve king is running for a sixth term. he is challenged by christie vilsack. their debate is on iowa public television. steve king -- and this special edition of iowa press, from carroll. steve king has been winning reelection by comfortable margins, getting a fifth term with 2/3 of the votes cast two years ago. redistricting may be diluting that republican dominance. that is what democrats kristi ville sec may have been hoping when she moved halfway across the state, declaring candidacy for the congressional seat. she has been traveling the state as i will's the first lady during husband tom vilsack's tenure. both of you are familiar with the format. we are in a different setting. we have an audience and television viewers. they promise to not sure at all. -- not sure at all. the questions will be coming from brett awyworth and kay henderson. >> you said being a woman was not a barrier to run for public office. do you want voters to vote for you because you are a woman? >> not at all. i think the delegat
was in iowa. this is 40 minutes. ♪ ♪ >> hello iowa. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. are you fired up? are you ready to go? [applause] >> well, first of all, can everybody please give a big round of applause to rachel for that great introduction? i want to thank the rams for hosting us here today. i appreciate you guys. we've got your outstanding senator tom, congressman bruce, another congressman who has i guess professor right here dave, to of my oldest friends in iowa, your attorney general tom miller and your treasurer mike fitzgerald. [applause] and i'm thrilled to see all of you and i hope you're enjoying the warm weather. >> i love you. >> i love you back. [applause] >> i just want to know -- look, i'm from chicago and i campaigned in iowa in january so this is basically the warmest you will be for the next six months. now i've come back to this college today to ask each of you for one big thing. i'm asking for your vote. i'm asking for your vote. [applause] in iowa you can vote today, today, as long as you're registered before october 27, you can vote right up to election day.
- span.org, and 2012. >> representatives faced off in the fourth district in iowa. rep. king is seeking a fifth term, where vilsack is the former first lady of iowa. this is courtesy of iowa public television and is about one hour. >> live coverage for the iowa 4th district u.s. house seat. steve king is running for a sixth term. he is challenged by christietheir debate is on iowa public television. steve king -- and this special edition of iowa press, from carroll. >> iowa banks know you want honest advice for your goals. if it is buying a new home or funding retirement. iowabank.com. >> federal funding was providedcarroll county state banks. st. francis hospital. commercial savings bank. the bank that grows from ainformation is found at esbcarroll.com. >> for more than 40 years, iowa press has brought newsmakers from across iowa and beyond. we bring debates in each of iowa's four districts. from the santa marina winery, here is dean. >> the shifting population creates the 4th district. urban cities join sioux city and the rural district steve king has represented for 10 years. he's be
. a look atand a look at iowa wite latest chairs. the only place to get the real deal. i like newsmakers and -- i like that the commentary is only intended to let you know what is going on. there is not opinion and i appreciate how i can see through and understand the progrming itself. and i get my analysi elsewhere. c-sps jus tout th only wato g >> justin wat c-span on comcast. c-span, brought to you as a public service by levision pvide >> as on the east coast, the candidates alter their schedules. the federal goverment is closed. president obama nad mitt romney suspended campiagn activities through tuesday. and barack obama monitors the situation with the federal emergency. mitt romney asked supporters to help victims affected by hurricane sandy. he was joined by a congressman from ohio. this is 37 minutes. ♪ >> avonake. i say, avon lake is fired up today. thank you all for being here. and i want to thank mary taylor to make sure ohio meets its potential. but they can't do it on their own. they need someone they can work with, and that's mitt romney. folks, 8 more days. now, three
. >> woodruff: hari sreenivasan travels to the electorally important swing state of iowa where the polls opened last week. >> a recent des moines register poll found less than 2% of iowa voters were undecided, which means the campaigns could benefit from locking in votes early. >> ifill: margaret warner examines a genetic breakthrough that could allow doctors to diagnose and treat seriously ill infants sooner. >> woodruff: and we close by returning to a conversation with tonight's debate moderator, our own jim lehrer about his book on past presidential debates. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: in just a few hours, president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney will take the stage at the university of denver's magness arena for the first of three election debates. tonight's enc
see the vice president tonight at 8:35 eastern on c- span. now i looked at iowa, from this morning's "washington journal." it is 40 minutes. host: next, a look at the battleground state of iowa with a senior political writer, michael over. mike glover. iowa democratic chairman sue dvorsky, to look at democratic strategy is in that battleground state. we have not suffered the steps of the recession that other parts of the country have. the economy is less worse than in other places because the farm economy is darned good this year. commodity prices are up. land prices are up, and that has helped drive the economy in the right direction. there is not a lot of uncertainty in iowa. host: what are the top issues? guest: it depends on what group you are talking to. on the republican side, and talking about social issues. that is increasingly driving republican policies in the state. they care a lot about social issues, those kinds of personal issues that drive voters, and that drives the republican electorate. the democratic side, the things that drive them are there is a desire to retai
debate the value of these endorsement, so why does in matter? iowa's six electoral votes could decide who sits in the oval office january 20th. right now the president has a slim two-point lead if you average the recent state polls and the register's endorsement could give romney the boost he needs. it validates romney there, not to mention this is the time the register endorsed a republican in 40 years, the last one was richard nixon in 1972. we know how it turned out. mitt romney is heading to dann port this evening. the president is sending the first lady there today and joe biden on thursday. i want to put up a quote from my friend rory cooper who said "the des moines register" enl dorised carter, mondale, gore and couldn't endorse another four years of obama. wow. you see folks on the left dismissing the value of this. on the right they'll make a big deal about it. i came upon a fun study from 2008. brown university economists found that when moderate papers endorse they're seen as mort credible. when a partisan paper does it, not so much. when the chicago sun times and "denver post"
on economic policy. mitt romney would tell a crowd of iowa supporters and the world how he would lead the country forward into a new era of prosperity and growth. romney spoke today and yes romney did dust off the same five-point economic plan he has been touting for months. the only thing remotely fresh that romney offered was more cries for change wrapped in a series of unrelenting attacks on president obama who apparently bears sole responsibility for everything that has gone wrong in washington the fast four years. >> this is a year of a choice. americans want to see changes. four years ago people voted for a partisan president and washington is in gridlock because of it president obama reminds us that he inherited a terrible economy. it's not what he inherited but with the misguided policies that slowed the recovery and caused millions of americans to endure lengthy poverty. >> eliot: with change in the latest theme for the drive to the white house smith fired back saying, the only ching romney is offering is to take us back to the same failed policies that crashed our economy in
. in our nbc/"wall street journal"/marist polls late last week in both iowa and wisconsin, we showed romney down 18 points. he can't expect to carry virginia if he's down that much among women. but if he can narrow that gap somewhat and mitigate some of the loss of votes the that he has in the northern suburban part of the state, the more conservative parts of virginia could tip him over the finish line. >> all right. great stuff. john harwood, thank you so much. cnbc chief correspondent, chief washington correspondent, specifically, thank you so much. >> you bet. >>> all righty, one politician hoping the gangam style dance, it's really the key to reaching some young voters. wait until you we tell you who it is. >>> and the battle for young voters. the new poll with surprising results about where they stand right now in the presidential race. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount
springsteen along with former president clinton were in ohio and in iowa for the obama campaign, dispatched in an effort to lock 0 down the midwestern battleground states. >> governor romney's argument is we're not fixed so fire him and put me in. it is true we're not fixed. the question is, which path will fix it? why in the wide world would you stop a strategy that's working for one you know won't work. >> president clinton said it's true that our economy is not fixed. he's right. >> ohio along with iowa and wisconsin are the states the obama campaign sees as its election day firewall because winning them means they could lose every other key swing state. all of them. and if they won those three midwestern states they'd be sitting at 271 electoral votes. new polls in two of those states today showed little movement from a month ago. an eight-point advantage. the president led by eight points a month ago n. wisconsin we have it as a six-point contest. the romney campaign insists the contest is much closer than our poll shows. the x-factor may very well be early voting. 34% of likely voters
,000 miles traveling from iowa to colorado to nevada to florida across country and back again. the president's primary mission, energize supporters and mobilize early voters. >> my plan will actually move america forward. it's not just a sales job. we joke. governor romney being all over the map, but it speaks to something important. it speaks of trust. you know me. you know i mean what i say. you know that i do what i say i'm going to do. >> speaking about being all over the map, romney will ping-pong back and forth between ohio and iowa the next three days. the republican nominee is casting the race as moving his way and a ground falling out from president team obama. >> these debates have super charged our campaign. there's no question about it. we're seeing more and more enthusiasm, more and more support. we've gone through four debates with the vice presidential debate and my debates. and we haven't heard an agenda from the president. that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> they both are insistent they're winning. like they're both worried if
. and then the nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist polls for iowa and wisconsin. i think a lot of us agree. let's read them. but i think they're outliers. >> 18 days to go and there's a mixed picture painted by the polls. gall gallup's rolling average shows romney with the lead, 52-45. when it comes to some of the key battlegrounds, the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll in iowa has obama maintaining a lead among likely voters. the eight-point margin is unchanged from a month ago. and in wisconsin, a state that last voted a republican in 1984, the president is ahead by 6 points, 51-45 according to the same poll. but a recent marquette poll in wisconsin shows it neck and neck with romney pulling within one point of the president. >> first of all, do you think -- does anybody think mitt romney's ahead nationally by seven points as the gallup poll says? >> it's sort of hard from inside the chamber. it doesn't feel like that. >> i can't imagine. >> is there any way that barack obama is up eight points in iowa? >> no question. when is the last time iowa was decided by eight points? you'd have to go
in august rose the five and a half%. what areas of iowa's economy d.c. ripe for job growth? how do you plan to foster that growth to lower our unemployment and benefit our state? christie well, i talked a little bit about that in my introduction in terms of connection, innovation, and also education. i really see the opportunity to create layers of economic opportunity in the small panels and help recreate the middle-class and i have a plant -- i have seven or eight plans that i have been talking about around the district for the last year-and-a-half. one of them in particular i think i would like to speak to right now is making sure that we create another layer of the economy. we have done a great job and renewable fuel. now we need to create products and small businesses that employ 15, 30, 60 people that are doing things like making soy beans. my husband is holding as with football. we can make anything in this room from corn and we need to create small businesses that rely and those products this around this community and continue to grow small businesses so we can make the case to our
. and abc's david muir is in the battleground state of iowa tonight. david? >> reporter: diane, good evening. the women's right to choose. is the hot-button issue. it's front and center in the news because what a senate candidate said in a debate. he was just endorsed by mitt romney. >> reporter: tonight they are words that have caused a firestorm - from a senate candidate who just days ago put up this ad, an endorsement from mitt romney. >> this fall i'm supporting richard mourdock for senate. >> reporter: now that senate candidate, reigniting a flashpoint -- when asked in a debate if he supported abortion in cases of rape, he said this -- >> i came to realize that life is a gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> reporter: within hours, the romney campaign trying to distance itself, saying those comments don't reflect romney's views. but, word today that romney would continue to support him. for mitt romney, it complicates his final push to appeal to more women voters. president obama leads amon
of iowa later. more government red tape, this time clucking away at chickens tranorted across state lines. jerry is all over the explosive new details. we are on the case next on "the willis report." [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare suppment insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call tod to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp mecare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of ans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospal that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, anyou'llever need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too. and they all travel with you. anywhere in the country. join the millions who have already
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in chicago? >> they have to focus more on locking in the early vote in iowa and ohio and other states and get your town out, both campaigns are focused on early votes if nothing else to diminish the third debate or another turn of events. the campaign in chicago thinks they can't lose because they have more pathways to the battleground states. what we are seeing is romney is putting more options on the table for him because he may have more battle ground states, more paths to 270 electoral votes than obama campaign thought he who is. that is an option for him now with the new polls showing he is improving in ways that were not anticipated. everyone, i think, always did think this would be close. >>shepard: everyone on this air said it from the beginning. i wonder if there is an enormous shift in resources because of the new paths to the electoral count. >>guest: by putting more states in play both sides have to devote resources they may not have anticipated such as in wisconsin. there is a lot of money that both sides have. we will know after the next few days and probably after the next deba
. barack obama is on a 5,000 mile campaign trip through five states. romney focusing on iowa and nevada before blanketing ohio tomorrow. fox news will be in ohio throughout the final two weeks of the campaign. tonight from columbus, going low-tech. hits the streets, knocking on doors, trying to get out the vote with the folks there. seeing what they're doing. and what happens if it sends in a tie. we have look at the scenarios just in case. the electoral college. "special report" at 6:00. now head back to "the five." ♪ ♪ >> the last few years, america's been knocked out. 23 million people can't find full-time work. $4 billion every single day. from china. someone doesn't get the job done, you have to hold them accountable. obama's second term would be rerun of the first and our country couldn't survive that. we need someone to turn it around fast. that man is mitt romney. there is not much time left. the future of our country is at stake. >> dana: new american crossroads ad starring clint eastwood making his case against obama's record. he was at the convention and the conventional
. this is a paper in iowa, one of battleground states with president obama, slightly ahead in the polls. the headline today, reads obama sharpens criticism and governor romney reads "romney expresses optimism." that is not the editorial beige. earlier in week there was a small flap whether or not an interview that obama did on the phone with the editorial board would be on the record or not. the white house said no. paper complained. the paper signaled they would love to reveal the interview because it was so insightful and brilliant. all of a sudden, the white house released the interview. tell me about iowa and your thoughts on carl's thoughts on the strategy. >> bob: carl's thoughts on iowa, his general thoughts, if you continue in iowa is probably right. they're good headlines for romney in the state of iowa. iowa is not a state that goes big on negatives. and so, i think that probably make sense. let's keep in mind in 2000, karl rove's strategy was to express optimism and express they were winning and had momentum. express they were way out in front. in fact, they went to californi
talking about the state of iowa and my brain somehow combined them and i ended up christening a new place in america called ohioa. and all day long, i have been doing that now. and i'm worried i may have accidentally rewired my brain, so that ohioa is the only thing i can say whenever i try to say either ohio or iowa. i now have a whole set of new words i have to say very slowly. in this case, to avoid saying, accidentally, ohioa. vice president joe biden has the same kind of problem today on the campaign trail. >> ladies and gentlemen, this is a guy who's running all the ads here in iowa, saying that he's going to get tough on china. >> yes, except joe biden was not "here in iowa," he was, here in ohio when he said that. see, if we could just call it ohioa, it would be so much easier for everybody at this point in the campaign. at this point in the campaign, we are essentially focused on a map of the country that doesn't look like this, it looks like this. this is the actually country that gets to elect the president of the united states. the combined population of this country is roughl
another event for president obama tonight in iowa. but in terms of the actual candidates, vice president joe biden held an event today, a ruckus event today in las vegas. president obama held a very large event in manchester, new hampshire. campaign said this is going to be president obama's last personal appearance in new hampshire before election day. they got 6,000 people to turn out today in the streets of manchester, new hampshire, for president obama. the president then flew to new york and taped a long interview on "the daily show" with jon stewart. we're showing this odd picture of it because it was very exciting for everybody at our offices when we saw the president's motorcade go by from our window. we usually just have a great view of the crosswalk there and the delivery guys getting stuck behind that weird guardrail thing on the corner. but today we saw the president. it was very cool. then president is expected to speak tonight after mitt romney's remark at the al smith dinner. mr. romney's remarks are expected to go first then president obama will go second. in terms of the
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